Landa Legal can provide an experienced and professional Make a Will Writing service. Too many adults die without a will, leaving difficulty and disagreement among loved ones remaining behind. A professionally-drawn will, after sensible and confidential advice can achieve the right result without leaving a trail of unhappiness behind. Scottish law has unique and unwanted rules on intestacy, and the only way to overcome the arbitrary division of your estate by the courts is to make that will – no matter how long you have been putting it off.
It’s a shocking statistic, but around 27 million adults in the UK have failed to prepare a will. This can have serious consequences, especially if you’re a parent. Dying without a will means the law will simply run its course, and often again your wishes.
It’s a huge risk that can leave you powerless over your assets.
Our ‘Make A Will’ Writing Service Includes
- Meeting to discussing your situation and requests
- A professionally-drawn will
- Confidential advice
- Specifying your benefactors
- Nominating your children’s guardians
- State who your executors are
- Ongoing Will review and development
Why A Professional Will Is Essential
The technical term for passing away with no valid will is ‘dying intestate’. If this happens your money, possessions and property will be divided up according to the law, and your loved ones could stand to inherit nothing.
For instance, if you are unmarried and die ‘intestate’, your partner would by law receive nothing. If you have children this can complicate things further, as the law often places them above your partner in the pecking order – and if you have children from a previous marriage they could be completely passed by too.
Put simply, dying without a will means you have no control over who stands to inherit your hard-earned assets. Even worse, if you pass away with no close relatives, this could pass automatically to the government, who claim millions of pounds from this every year.
The benefits of planning ahead – Make A Will
- Specify exactly who your benefactors are. Rather than letting the law decide, you can divide up your inheritance in whatever way you want.
- Nominate your children’s guardians. If you have children under 18 and the worst does happen, you need to plan ahead for their future.
- State who your executors are. Pick the person you trust will make sure your will is properly adhered to.
- Set out your wishes for specific possessions. Many of us have treasured heirlooms or keepsakes – a well-written will lets you pass it on to the loved one it will mean the most to.
- Write a joint will. It’s possible to write a combined will for you and your partner. Not only does this align your wishes with each other, it’s also possible to get excellent discounts.